Hatoba

4.7
61 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
Hatoba Is the 3rd Sapporo-style ramen shop/4th restaurant from the talented team behind the Daikaya Group – Daikaya, Haikan, and Bantam King – including dynamic DC-based partners and restaurateurs Daisuke Utagawa, ExecutiveChef Katsuya Fukushima, and Yama Jewayni – is now open in the District’s booming ‘The Yards’ neighborhood, for both lunch and dinner service.

Featuring 2,200-square feet, and seating for 89 with 50 seats in the main dining room, 26 on the patio, and 13 at the ramen bar, Hatoba – meaning dock – is opening within the Boilermaker Building in The Yards offering an original selection of Sapporo-style ramen, completely different from the assortment of ramen currently offered at both Daikaya and Haikan. Signature ramen selections at Hatoba include Red Miso Clam, Spicy Red Miso, Yuzu Shio,Garlic Shoyu, and a vegan-friendly Tomato Curry.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 61 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Overall solid food, dishes arrived at different times. I had to wait 40 minutes for my ramen to be served.

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HavilandA
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food for a great price! Amazing ambience with a unique selection of ramen and Hawaiian inspired dishes!

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IsAnyoneReading
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great ramen, and some fun hawaiian dishes that are equally delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I’ve always enjoyed this restaurant in the past but the menu updates were not my favorite. The food was good but having a gyoza or dumpling is a critical menu item. I didn’t see the edamame on the menu but it was available and the don’t recall asking about the peppers. Service was great!

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DhimS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ramen is Authentic!! It's delicious!! And then the Hawaiian dishes is marvelous!! Definitely come back!

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RajitS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I'd been wanting to try this one, for a while. I like daikaya, haikan, and bantam king. The food at hatoba is good, but the service is not.

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DinerNumber3
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

$10 ramen on Wednesday, which is a great deal for DC. Funky options for noodles and small bites that were all good. Fun ambience and a good drink selection. My only complaint is that the ramen was warm enough but was not as steamy as I would have hoped, especially on a cold night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty, quick, yay!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & a great atmosphere! A definite repeat. Our vegan friends couldn’t stop raving about the tomato curry ramen - they had to order an extra bowl to split! Thank you for a great night!

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vipHudsonValleyFoodie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great poke and hearts of palm salad, friendly service!

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SarahD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Fantastic food but it took 15 minutes for anyone to come by and ask if we wanted drinks or appetizers. No introduction, no “I’m your server.” Then another 10-15 minutes before being asked if we knew what mains we wanted. Every table around us - every single one - had a server who came by regularly and checked on them, but we did not get that service. We were never asked if we wanted additional drinks. And I had to go to the host to get our check after waiting over 10 minutes for the person we thought was our server to come by (he didn’t, and other servers who came to adjacent tables saw us waiting and not eating but didn’t check on us). Then I had to track down the host again to take our credit card so we could pay and leave. It seemed like every other table had a dedicated server and our table did not — so we were on our own. I’ve never felt like a dime and dash was more warranted, but instead we spent over 20 minutes doing the work ourselves to be able to pay and leave. Great food, some of the worst service of my life with zero explanation why.

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David
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I had made reservations for a Saturday brunch before a nats game. We had expected our table to ready for our reservation but they did not know where to sit us, they didn’t have place settings, and their indoors still signs of ongoing construction/setup and there was a chaotic mess of boxes and supplies crowding the hallways leading towards the bathroom. Mind you, the place was not busy and there was one other family seated indoors so I didn’t see why the staff could not have been more prepared to serve customers let along have the place a little more organized. Now we ran into another issue after we had placed our order. One of our order was delayed because they didn’t take the right order. This led to a member of my party eating alone. All in all, the food itself was mediocre and not a place I’d visit again. Very disappointed in the experience. It’s almost like the place was still waking up and not ready to start business.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely space inside and out, great ramen and loved that I could have multiple vegan dishes (watermelon salad, hearts of palm salad and vegan ramen). It’s a new nbhood fave.

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MollyN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of my favorites! the vegan ramen is the best thing in the world.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good. The music was loud on the patio.

MN
vipMichaelN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great vibes! Would highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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DavidM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly, quick and excellent. The food was interesting and delicious. I perfect meal before a game. We will definitely be back.

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KellyK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ahi poke was excellent. Tomato curry ramen should have been described as spicy.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food and service was good! Would go back if I were already in the area. Loved the butter mochi and dole whip.

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vipTanjalaH
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The restaurant has a nice set up. We ate inside because it was too humid outside. The ramen didn’t have a lot of flavor. I’m not sure I liked how everything seemed to be outsourced. Drinks, etc. We did the restaurant week so we got a try a good amount of food. I think the experience was just okay. Nothing about it wowed is to the point we would rush to return. Maybe to try the regular menu…

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AARK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good, but nothing extraordinary. Ambience is very good as i liked the clean and open look. I rated service and value on the lower side because at least 5 items on the menu were not available and I didn’t think $0.5 charge for the requested spices was not fair when compared to other ramen places that would provide such spices as complimentary.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great unique flavors to carefully prepared dishes. Friendly, casual atmosphere.

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AnaR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at the restaurant (party of 5) we had a wonderful experience! Food and drinks were great, we sat outside and enjoyed it.
We had Felipe serving and took care of us, he was the best!
We were feeding getting bit by mosquitos outside haha, and solved our problem providing us with bug spray.
Cant wait to book my next visit to try more delicious food! Presentation and task was 100%

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible!

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and the atmosphere is quaint. The servers are always so friendly as well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the service was even better!
Will recommend and patron again.

Yakisoba 🥰

Mai tai 😍

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DylanF
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

New to the neighborhood and have made it a point to try out the places around us. We enjoyed Hatoba and our meal there, however the flavor on the ramen didn’t compare to others we have had at different places. Had an ahi poke appetizer that was very good.

The service and the atmosphere was good. Overall it was a pleasant experience. We will be coming back to try a different type of ramen in the near future to compare.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Kristen was amazing, she made sure we had a good time and I will definitely come back and ask for her again.

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elgranaino
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family lives in Okinawa in grade school and we've had good local Japanese food. We've been disappointed plenty of times before but not at hating. The yakisoba and ramen were the real thing, not an imitation game.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ramen was okay, curry fries were pretty good. Canned tuna was issued for the tuna and rice appetizer, which makes me believe foods are not made fresh on site.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The food was edible, but I’ve had better food from hole in the wall carryout places. I sat outdoors which was nice. The service was good and the food was very affordable. Probably wouldn’t go again though.

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Dander
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Hatoba yet again provides delish ramen, wonderful drinks, and a relaxed atmosphere.

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ShangH
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food with location close to Nats Park.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the shade of a tree with birds chirping away. The balmy summer evening was a perfect pairing to the delicious ramen and edamame.

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KenR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fabulous Gyoza, very good ramen, so-so yakisoba.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service, and the food was tasty.

JS
vipJustinS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place for a pre-game meal and drinks!

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ArlingtonFoodie
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The broth was a little salty in the Shio ramen. But my husband enjoyed the tomato curry ramen. The Nori fries were good. The host and waiter were nice. I appreciated seating wasn’t too close together. However didn’t like sitting on park benches under a tree but I realize restaurants have to improvise. I would return.

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vipSexypearl
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and service was outstanding!

FAQs

Hatoba offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 488-4800.

Hatoba is rated 4.7 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.